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Tahitian Butternut Cucurbita moschata
Butternut, Tahitian ButternutThis winter squash has been cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas of the Americas since Pre-Colombian times. Evidence of its use has been found in archeological diggings. It is a very old variety not often available through seed companies.
Bitter Gourd Momordica charantia
Bitter Gourd, African Cucumber, Bitter Melon, Karalla, Balsam Pear, Alligator PearMomordica comprises about 40 species, the majority of which are African. The fruits of several wild species are consumed as a vegetable, whereas several others are used in traditional medicine. Bitter Gourd is one of the most popular vegetables in Southeast Asia and China. It was first found...
Atemoya Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola
AtemoyaAtemoya is a fast-growing tree up to 9 m tall. It is a hybrid of the cherimoya (Annona cherimola) and the sugar apple (Annona squamosa). The fruits are up to 10 cm in diameter and weigh up to 2 kg, sweet, and most often eaten fresh, in juice, or as a desert.
Moth Bean Vigna aconitifolia
Moth Bean, Mat Bean, Mother BeanMoth bean is a low-growing, nitrogen-fixing, annual plant that forms a mat on the ground. It is drought tolerant, nutritious and can be eaten fresh or as a dried bean. Moth bean can also be used as a cover crop to suppress weeds and improve soil.
Pearl Millet Pennisetum glaucum
Pearl Millet, Bulrush Millet, Cattail Millet, Candle Millet, Bajra, Candlestick MilletPearl millet is an annual, tillering grass, growing to 4 m in height, and more drought tolerant than maize. The seed head is compact, cylindrical and up to 30 cm long. The grains are ground into flour for preparation of porridge, flat breads and fermented products. Pearl millet is widely grown...
Greenleaf Desmodium Desmodium intortum
Greenleaf Desmodium, Begger Lice, Kuru VineGreenleaf desmodium is a vining, nitrogen-fixing, perennial legume adapted to tropical and sub-tropical climates. It is a good forage in mixed legume/grass pastures.
Kenaf Hibiscus cannabinus
KenafKenaf is an upright, herbaceous, annual plant that can reach 5 m in height. It is used for fodder, fiber, and the young leaves as a vegetable.
Naked Oat Avena nuda
Naked Oat, Avena Sin CáscaraNaked oats are an annual grass crop for cool weather with moist, well drained soil. In the tropics they do best in highland areas as a cover crop or forage. The grain is edible when cooked.
Tree Tomato Cyphomandra betacea
Tree Tomato, Tamarillo, Arbol De TomateTree tomatoes are small, half-woody, fast growing, solanaceous trees reaching 3 to 5.5 m in height that are native to South American highlands. Tree tomatoes are edible and can be consumed either as a fruit or vegetable. In the tropics, tree tomatoes do best at elevations between 1500 and 2800...
Garland Chrysanthemum Glebionis coronaria
Edible chrysanthemum, Crown Daisy, Tangho, Chop Suey Green, Japanese Green, Tango, Saruni Walanda, Tang'oo, Phaktang O, PhakkhikhwaiGarland chrysanthemum is a leafy, annual herb that reaches a height of 90-120 cm by flowering time. The leaves add flavor to stir-fries, soups and salads and have a pleasing spicy, sweet, aromatic taste.
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